Defenseman Jussi Timonen, the younger brother of five-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner Kimmo Timonen, was born June 29th, 1983 in Kuopio, Finland. The Flyers drafted the younger Timonen in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft. Bigger than his older sibling, Jussi grew to six feet tall and 200 pounds.
Jussi Timonen came over to North America in 2006. He split the 2006-07 season between the American Hockey League with the Philadelphia Phantoms and the National Hockey League with the Flyers. As a member of the Flyers, Timonen appeared in 14 games, posting four points (zero goals, four assists) and a minus-10 for the struggling club.
Jussi was still with the Flyers when the club acquired Kimmo and Scott Hartnell in an offseason trade with the Nashville Predators and signed the new players to six-year contracts to pre-empt their impending free agency. However, Jussi and Kimmo never played together as Flyers teammates.
After opening the 2007-08 season with the Phantoms and playing 14 games, Jussi was traded to the Dallas Stars for a 2009 seventh-round pick. He spent the remainder of the season with the AHL's Iowa Stars and then returned to Finland.
Subsequently Jussi began a decade-long stint playing defense for his hometown KalPa Kuopio club; a team with many Flyers-related connections. The majority owner of the KalPa hockey organization was former Flyers forward Sami Kapanen. Minority shares of ownership were owned by Kimmo Timonen and Hartnell.